June 23, 2018 / 2:25 PM / 4 months ago

Saudi energy minister says OPEC invites Russia to join as observer

VIENNA (Reuters) - Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Saturday that OPEC had invited Russia to join the oil producer group as an observer.

Saudi Arabia's Oil Minister Khalid al-Falih arrives for an OPEC meeting in Vienna, Austria, June 22, 2018. REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

“We have invited Russia to join as an observer ...

We believe they are considering it,” Falih told a news conference.

“I can assure that the entire membership of OPEC would welcome Russia,” he said.

Reporting by OPEC newsroom

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